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Register for Events with the PJC!
Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression: A Workshop in Three Parts Tuesdays, March 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 6:40-8:30pm at the O'Brien Community Center, Winooski. Register here.

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression: A Workshop in Three Parts Wednesdays, May 11th, 18th, and 25th from 6:30pm-8:20pm at the Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Register here.

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression: A Workshop in Three Parts Tuesdays, Sept 13th, 20th, and 27th at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Register here.
January 5th, 2016

Responding to Donald Trump: Events this Thursday in Burlington!
As many are aware by now, GOP front-runner Donald Trump will be visiting Burlington for an event at the Flynn Theater on Thursday evening. While the PJC does not endorse or oppose candidates, we do support activists engaged in positive change, particularly around promoting anti-oppression work. Therefore, we are helping to get the word out about the following independently organized events.

Click through for further information regarding the variety and nature of the events being planned.

At Main & St Paul, Burlington. A silent response to Trump's tactics of fear-born bluster, let silence be the stillness that quiets our shores.
 

A NOT1MORE  protester holds a banner outside
an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in 2013.

GOP front-runner Donald Trump has drawn heated criticism
 over his offensive remarks on US immigration policy.

At City Hall Park, Burlington. Donald Trump is coming to promote his hate filled presidential campaign in Burlington at the Flynn Theatre. Please join us to celebrate the movement forward for stronger and more just communities. More info via james@radvt.org  

4:15pm -  Get Out Trump March 
Top of Church Street in Burlington. Bring signs and your voice to march down Church St. This event is targeted towards mass mobilization; everyone is welcome. Event Schedule:  4:15pm- Meet at top of Church St,  4:30pm- March down Church Street to the Flynn Theater.   6pm - Rally and protest at Flynn Theater.
 
An MLK-inspired candle-light/lantern vigil promoting peace, unity, and love of our fellow persons to Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, who takes the stage at the Flynn Center at 7 for a rally promoting his platform of discrimination and division. Line the sidewalks of Williston Road from the airport to Main Street across the UVM campus down to the entrance of the Flynn? Let's show Donald the light! 
 
Burlington's Sister City in Nicaragua - Puerto Cabezas 
 
The Irma Cajina school, in Barrio Cocal, is familiar to anyone who has visited Bilwi with past Sister City delegations. Vermonters have built tables there and repaired playground equipment and gotten to know personally the teachers, students, and directors. A dream of the teachers has been for a roofed-in area where the kids can eat lunches; an area that can also function as a community gathering spot in the neighborhood. The Sister City Board this year committed to raising funds for construction materials for the comedor. Parents and residents in the neighborhood will provide the labor for construction (although volunteer Vermonters with hammers would be welcome).
 
 
 
 
I'm asking that each person receiving this email talk about the project with 5 other people. This is a pre-facebook version of social networking.
 
Of course contributions would be gratifying (donations to the sister city program carry 501c3 tax-deductible status), but even more important is to talk with people about the project as a way to remind Vermonters (and introduce others) of the **unique 30-year relationship between Burlington and Puerto Cabezas.
 
The mission of the sister city board is to expand connections between Vermonters and their counterparts in Puerto Cabezas. Our website offers information about the program,  our mailing address is 15 Beech Street, Burlington, VT 05401.
 
Thanks for your help. I'm putting faith in this outdated manner of crowd-sourcing. By the way, If anyone feels like working with the dormant sister city Facebook page we'd be more than thrilled.
 
Saludos,
Dan (Program Coordinator)
Francine's Newest Role
Francine Serwili-Ngunga, who has been a volunteer, program developer and facilitator, and store staff member over the years, is now serving as the PJC Americorps Volunteer. The position is designed to serve two capacities: as an organizational Ambassador in the store as well as developing and implementing a Volunteer Training Program that will be more formalized and extensive than what we already offer.

Francine has an impressive resume including a Master's Degree from St Michael's in Education; work experience at the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, CVOEO, and the City of Burlington's CEDO office; and several awards including the 2012 Governor's Award for Outstanding Community Service and the UVM ALANA Center's Student of the Year in 2007. However, it is her heart and spirit that makes us most excited to welcome her. Francine is a joy to be with and spreads hope and understanding wherever she goes.
 
In her words, "I come to work with patience and understanding that everyone I work with or for, is a work in progress, as I am. With this core base, I can differentiate between intent and impact and tactfully bring everyone involved to real assessment of the consequences of our personal decisions, and hopefully learn and grow together as we work on ourselves and in connection to others, internally and externally."
 
If you don't already know Francine, you will hopefully meet her the next time you are in the store. If you want to know about the Volunteer Training Program, please contact her at francine@pjcvt.org.
Community Calendar

Thursday, January 7
  • 5pm Silent Presence, Trump's Visit to Vermont  at Main & St Paul, Burlington. A silent response to Trump's tactics of fear-born bluster, let silence be the stillness that quiets our shores.
  • 5pm Love Trumps Hate Vigil | Let's Show Donald the Light 
    An MLK-inspired candle-light/lantern vigil promoting peace, unity, and love of our fellow persons to Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, who takes the stage at the Flynn Center at 7 for a rally promoting his platform of discrimination and division. Line the sidewalks of Williston Road from the airport to Main Street across the UVM campus down to the entrance of the Flynn? Let's show Donald the light!
     
  • 6-9pm, Rally for Love and Unity  at City Hall Park, Burlington. Donald Trump is coming to promote his hate filled presidential campaign in Burlington at the Flynn Theatre. Please join us to celebrate the movement forward for stronger and more just communities. More info via james@radvt.org
  • 4:15pm Get Out Trump March Top of Church Street in Burlington. Bring signs and your voice to march down Church St. This event is targeted towards mass mobilization; everyone is welcome. Event Schedule: 4:15- Meet at top of Church St, 4:30- March down Church Street to the Flynn Theater, 6pm- Rally and protest at Flynn Theater.
Monday, January 11
  • 6-8pm Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington. Email for more info.
Tuesday, January 12 
  • 6:30-7:30pm Jim Carrier: A Traveler's Guide to the Civil Rights Movement Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Author  discusses his book A Traveler's Guide to the Civil Rights Movement and will screen his film Faces in The Water. Click here for more info or call 802-865-7122.
  • 7-8:30pm Champlain Area NAACP Meeting 427A Waterman Building, University of Vermont, Burlington. More info here or call 802-489-7755.
Thursday, January 14
  • 11-12pm New Volunteer Orientation Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington. New volunteers will learn a little bit about the history of the Peace & Justice Center and all of our current state wide projects. Email Kristen or call 802-863-2345 x7 for more info.
  • 5:30-7pm Women's International League for Peace & Freedom meeting Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington.
Saturday, January 16
  • 10am-12pm Vets for Peace Meeting, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Email for more information.
Monday, January 18
  • 6:30-8:30pm Save Open Space Burlington Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington.
Saturday, January 23

  • 4-5pm Bill McKibben to Speak at St. Jacob's "Climate Change and the Response of People of Faith" will be Bill McKibben's topic when he speaks at St. Jacob's Eastern Orthodox Church in Northfield Falls. Admission by donation. Limited parking, please carpool. Click here for more information and directions.
  • 3-4pm New Volunteer Orientation  Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington. New volunteers will learn a little bit about the history of the Peace & Justice Center and all of our current state wide projects. Email Kristen or call 802-863-2345 x7 for more info.
Sunday, January 26
  • 6-8pm "This Changes Everything" Film Screening and Panel Discussion Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Montpelier. "This Changes Everything" is a documentary inspired by Naomi Klein's book  by the same name. It presents the impacts of climate change on communities  around the world, and Klein's ideas about how we can use the climate crisis  to transform our economic system. More info here or call (802) 552-0125.
Monday January 27
  • 7-8pm Drone Surveillance Presentation Charlotte Public Library, Charlotte. This presentation offers a basic overview of the history of surveillance in the U.S.,  privacy laws, surveillance drone technology, and what to expect from the growing access to and use of this technology followed by a Q&A and discussion of local actions including next steps. This event is being presented by Charlotte Library as part of their community outreach program, the Will Miller Chapter of Green Mountain Veterans for Peace, and the Peace & Justice Center. Refreshments will be provided! FREE. Email Kyle or call 802-863-2345 x6 for more info.
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